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Minister Tadaaki Kawamura of the Japanese Embassy in China visited the Center for Japanese Studies of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Text source:Release date:2023.09.22Times of browsing:

On20th September afternoon, Minister Tadaaki Kawamura and his delegation from the Japanese Embassy in China visited the Centre for Japanese Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Ji Weidong, Director of the Centre, Cai Yuping, Deputy Director, and Professor Lu Shoujun from the School of International and PublicAffairs, alongside Zheng Zhihua, an Associate Research Professor of the Centre, Xu Yue, Director of the Administrative Office of the Centre, Li Yiqiao, an associate, and Cheng Huan, the founder of Yuanqiao Asset, warmly greeted the guests. The reception was held at Beisi Building, located in the Xuhui Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Mr. Tadaaki Kawamura, a former Counselor (Economic Counselor) of the Economic Department of the Embassy of Japan in China, has maintained friendly cooperation with the Center for Japanese Studies during his tenure in China, and he had been invited to visit the Center for Japan Studies on June 14, 2019, to discuss how China and Japan can develop economic cooperation.

Director Ji Weidong congratulated Mr. Tadaaki Kawamura on his promotion to Minister and welcomed him back to China. Minister Kawamura expressed his gratitude and introduced his entourage, including Tomohito Tatsumi, First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in China, and Tsuyoshi Koike, Consul General of the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai, who are responsible for economic and financial affairs. Later, Minister Tadaaki Kawamura presented his work experience upon returning from China. Six months after his return to Japan, he was assigned to the Japanese government's Coronavirus Countermeasures Headquarters just before the 2021Tokyo Olympics began. During this time, the government issued several emergency declarations and directives, including ones prohibiting restaurants from operating at night. In 2022, Minister Tadaaki Kawamura conducted an epidemic investigation in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. He subsequently announced that the Japanese Cabinet Council passed an amendment to the Cabinet Law, creating the Cabinet Infectious Disease Crisis Management Office. This agency serves to strengthen command and coordination of relevant work in response to infectious diseases.